These Days, Peter Jackson Enjoying Video Games More Than Movies

With The Lovely Bones out in theatres, filmmaker Peter Jackson might seems like his schedule has opened up. Not so, the director will be acting as producer on Steven Spielberg Tintin movie. There's there The Hobbit. Video games, too.

Jackson has been spending his free time playing through Modern Warfare 2. "I'm enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment," the director told Ain't It Cool News.

"And they are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things," he continued. "They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of prerecorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well." Jackson noted that these scenes didn't seem to be very well done "in the old days", but now there are game designers who know what they are doing.

Currently, Jackson is "kind of" invovled with the Tintin game Ubisoft is releasing. He's also lending his expertise to The Hobbit game as well. Jackson was previously involved with a new Halo title. But when the Halo film fell apart, he pulled out of the project.

Quint and Peter Jackson talk video games, Mr. Harvey, deleted scenes and Temeraire! — Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. [AICN via VG247][Pic]


Comments

    The Lovely Bones was really good.

    Pity the Lovely Bones wasn't as dedicated to the book as he was with LOTR.

    It's good to see the mainstream appeal of MW2, the more people play video games the more I hope developers will take risks and try new things, continuing to reach a broader audience will take more then the run of the mill action game.

    Whoa, Peter Jackson plays MW2? I wonder what platform he plays on..

    Maybe if he spent less time playing video games The Lovely Bones wouldn't be the train wreck it is.

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